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Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Cottages in La Chapelle Neuve, Nr. Baud, Morbihan, Brittany - Beautiful Countryside, 30 minutes to the Sea

Clistivan is in a very tranquil setting, surrounded by fields, but only 10 minutes walk from the village of La Chapelle Neuve with its shop, bar, etc. There are lovely walks and cycle rides starting from the country lane beside the gite, and rabbits, lizards, butterflies and birds all around. Clistivan is a breton longere (stone longhouse) beautifully converted to the highest specifications. 'Chene' and 'Hetre' are 2 comfortable and spacious beamed cottages. They can be interconnected for joint bookings -great for 2 families on holiday together but wanting a bit of privacy. A warm welcome is offered by the resident owners. The propery is placed on the brow of a hill, with beautiful panoramic views. You can admire the magnificent sunsets while having bar-be-ques during the long evenings (an extra hour of sunlight compared to GMT). It is a 5 minute drive from the local town of Baud where there are a good range of shops, supermarkets, a swimming pool, cinema, and restaurants. For more information about local events, attractions and walks please take a look at our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/clistivan

Details for holiday cottage Chene (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/5), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

This is a quaint but spacious cottage accommodating 4/5. You'll find 150 yr old oak beams and old stone walls combined with modern fittings and quality finishing.

On the 1st floor; 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, mezzanine with extra bed. All attractively decorated, with coordinated bed-linen.

On the ground floor; bathroom with bath/shower, separate toilet, living room, full kitchen/dining room. To help you feel at home you will find a comfortable sofa and armchairs, large dining table, fully equipped kitchen and books, games, TV and DVDs.

Please note that the rental payment is due in EUROS.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have been in France for 14 years and know the area very well. We're married with one son who is studying music at university in Tours. We teach English to French business people and specialise in 'Immersions' where a person comes for a 5 day intensive course and speaks English 12 hours a day! We've joined lots of clubs in the local area: Andrew plays tennis, Lyndsey does theatre, and we've both learnt Breton dancing and African drums!

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Clistivan was truly a home from home. The cottage is so central to the highlights of this area. Thank you for making our first trip to Brittany so memorable.” July 2011

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our second visit to Clistivan. The gites are as pristine, comfortable and well equipped as ever.” June 2009

"The setting here is very beautiful and tranquil and enabled us to unwind so much we wanted to stay another 2 weeks." August 2006
Jan 2006
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Great cottage in a gorgeous part of Brittany

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two week holiday at Clistivan. The cottage was extremely well equipped and comfortable and Lyndsey and Andrew were great hosts. The highlights for us were cycling around Ile-aux-Moines, market day in Vannes and visiting the many lovely beaches in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rural bliss!

  • 5 of 5

Clistivan provided us with a very happy and comfortable holiday, in a stunning setting, with charming hosts. The views over the fields are stunning, and the location a peaceful and very welcome contrast to city life. However, there is plenty to see and do - we particularly enjoyed our trip to the market at Vannes, and the beautiful beaches at Carnac. We have now visited Clistivan several times and it never disappoints!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Splendid peace and superb hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Clistivan is a lovely hideaway in the gentle rolling hills of Brittany. It's beautiful too and has been very well prepared with everything you need. We had two year old twins and they had a fab time.

Great facilities near by and the beaches are only 30 minute drive and are just GORGEOUS!

Lyndsey and Andrew are lovely hosts and if their son, Charlie is home, ask him for a guitar recital - spectacular.


  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home and Away

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed in the North of Brittany for a week before travelling to the South for a further week. So after the hustle and bustle of Dinan/ Dinard we were slightly surprised at the much more isolated setting of Clistivan on the outskirts of the village of La Chapelle Neuve. The village itself had a welcoming patisserie but little else of note. However, the same could not be said of the accommodation. This consisted of a row of three properties with the owners living in the first and we were in the third. The welcome from the owners was exceptional as was the cottage. We were immediately welcomed (even though arriving early), showed around and given the keys.

The property itself had two bedrooms, a large lounge and a really well equipped kitchen. Everything was pristine and the owners were always available should there have been a problem (which there wasn't). At the back of the property was a lawned area with table and chairs looking over a valley. Sweet corn is grown everywhere which adds to the rural scene.

On the third night we were invited into the owners abode for drinks and nibbles. We had a superb evening with home made nibbles and free flowing wine.

We then had some friends visit for three nights for which we were not charged extra and beds were made up.

Although the property was located in a very rural setting there were many hotspots to visit fairly close so giving the best of both worlds.

So to sum up an unreserved hit and one I would highly recommend. In fact it gave us all the comforts of home and all the excitement of being away.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful country Gite

  • 5 of 5

Really relaxing stay in this beautiful and immaculate country gite. It had everything we needed and more! Lyndsey and Andrew couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely place just to be, and perfectly situated for going out and about in lovely Brittany, and just half an hour from the sea too. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Clistivan was the perfect holiday accommodation for us. We enjoyed the relaxing, comfortable and peaceful surroundings of the cottage which is extremely well stocked with everything you could want for your holiday. It is clean and very well maintained. Most of the time we ate in, enjoying the produce from the local shops and markets (and excellent butcher, recommended by Andrew) and found that the kitchen was very well equipped for our needs. The property is very well situated for access to all the surrounding areas and close to the main autoroute through Brittany. We enjoyed many days to the coast and to several beautiful medieval towns and villages. It is a beautiful area to visit. I can't believe we had never thought to visit before. Andrew and Lyndsay are the perfect hosts with a wealth of knowledge on the surrounding area. For all those who may visit, you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought this property because of the beautiful view, the tranquility all around, and the fact that it's just a short walk to the village and a 5 minute drive to Baud for supermarkets, cinema, swimming pool. We love the old stone farmhouse and the character of the property. The forests and rivers nearby offer lovely walks or cycle rides and the beach is only half an hour away. We are now fans of kayaking on the Golfe du Morbihan!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rennes at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Baud at 6 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 180 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Rimaison at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vannes at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : RN24 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Baud at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Vannes at 30 Kilometres Car: necessary


30 minutes drive to the coast and the beautiful 'inland sea' of the Golfe du Morbihan with boat trips to the islands. Long stretches of glorious sandy beaches are 30-40 minutes drive. Try Erdeven for waves and surfing, or Carnac for sheltered bays and sandcastles.


Nearest airports: Nantes (from Gatwick), Dinard or Brest (from Luton or Stansted) - all a 2 hour drive away.

Nearest ports: St Malo (from Portsmouth) - 2 hours drive, Caen (from Portsmouth) - 3 hours drive.

We are in a rural situation so a car is essential.


Local village is 1.4 km - a pleasant 12 minutes walk.

The market town of Baud with banks, swimming pool, supermarkets, etc is 5 minutes drive. Locmine is 10 minutes away. These local towns have numerous restaurants with set-price menus of 10 euros to 'haute cuisine'.

Medieval cities of Vannes, Auray or Josselin are 25 minutes drive.

Further Details:

There are such a lot of things to do, enough to fill a 3 week holiday! Locally there are walks, cycle rides, canoeing, pedallos, forest accrobatics, horse-riding and museums of old country life. There are medieval towns within 20 minutes, with ramparts, castles, timbered buildings and wonderful markets. If you prefer ancient history there are standing stones and burial chambers scattered over the countryside as well as the famous ones at Carnac. There are numerous attractions for the children, such as zoos, water parks, and labyrinths. AND of course the fabulous sandy beaches just 30 mins away!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


Booking Notes:
Booking form can be sent by post, emailed or downloaded from website (www.clistivan.com). 25% deposit required, payable by bank transfer. Balance due 6 weeks before holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is SATURDAY. Arrival 4pm, departure 10am. Only complete weeks can be booked in peak and high season. Changeover day is flexible during low season.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in Euros.
Prices include bed-linen and towels.

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From the Owner

All our guests comment on the comfort of the cottage and how well equipped it is. But most of all they can't get over the quietness!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • There is also a fold up bed on the mezzanine. A cot is also available.


  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Cottages have central heating and are fully equipped to make them a home from home. Outside: The rear garden, with its astounding view, is enclosed for young children's safety, and offers bar-be-ques, garden furniture and sun loungers. Front and side gardens provide plenty of space for badminton, games and swings.

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